INDEPTH: FEDERAL BUDGET 2006|
CBC stories and media
May 3, 2006
STORIES | MEDIA
'Neo-Conservative budget' raises taxes on poor: Liberals (May 3, 2006)
Sovereigntists lose with federal budget: Dumont (May 3, 2006)
Tax-cut budget delivers on PM's promises (May 2, 2006)
Duceppe to prop up Conservative minority (May 2, 2006)
Tories shift climate change funding to transit (May 2, 2006)
Business generally pleased by budget (May 2, 2006)
Flaherty sees national securities regulator as a "priority" (May 2, 2006)
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tables the Budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
Liberal Leader Bill Graham reacts to the budget.
NDP Leader Jack Layton reacts to the budget.
Bloc Québécois Gilles Duceppe reacts to the budget.
The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti talks to a panel about the budget.
CBC's Eric Sorensen with an overview of the federal budget.
CBC's Paul Hunter on the tax credits mentioned in the budget.
CBC's Keith Boag on budget politics and the opposition.
CBC's Mellissa Fung on what the budget means for the Kelowna accord.
The family of Jasmine Bharucha, a realtor in Vancouver, is in an upper income bracket, but they live in one of Canada's most expensive cities, Vancouver. She asks Finance Minister Jim Flaherty why parents of young children can't get a tax cut instead of the $1,200-a-year child-care benefit. Darrow MacIntyre reports. (Runs 4:17)
Kelly Armstrong is a single parent from Montreal with five children, three living at home, and earns $30,000 a year. She won't receive the child-care benefit for her teen kids. She asks Flaherty if she, at the end of the day, will have more money or less. Lynne Robson reports. (Runs 3:28)
Gordon Stevens runs three small businesses in Halifax, selling jams, candy and cakes. He says the GST is the bane of his existence, its paperwork taking up time he should be putting into his businesses. He asks Flaherty if the government will eliminate the GST. Tom Murphy reports. (Runs 3:32)
Dwight Foster is a grain farmer and father of five in North Gower, Ont. He says he won't be able to survive in a global grain market where farm subsidies drive down prices. He asks Flaherty why the $1.5 billion in aid for agriculture was spread across all farmers, when grain farmers like him need it the most. Leslie MacKinnon reports. (Runs 4:28)